As any resident of Ann Arbor knows, Art Fair is the weekend when thousands of art enthusiasts descend upon downtown, essentially shutting the town down from Tuesday through Saturday. Inevitably, the temperatures climb to around 90°, which is only good for local ice cream shops and stores with good air conditioning. Think Bonnaroo without the music, but plopped right into the middle of your hometown. Most "townies" choose this weekend to get as far as they can from Ann Arbor. As for me, I'm stuck at Ground Zero, working my job at the Michigan Student Union all week. Sunday cannot get here soon enough.
But you don't care about that. Bullet points? Yes, please.
- The Pistons lost their NBA Summer League game against the Milwaukee Bucks yesterday, losing a 12-point first half lead before falling 73-59. Rodney Stuckey didn't play (sore toe), so Detroit was lead by Arron Afflalo, who had 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Much, much more here.
- The MLB All-Star Game took place last night, with the AL winning the marathon 15-inning game 4-3. The Tigers' lone All-Star, Carlos Guillen, went 1-3 with a walk after entering the game in the eighth inning. I bailed on this game before the 12th, as FOX's unending mentions of Yankee Stadium lore forced me to turn the TV off before I put my foot through Joe Buck's televised face.
- A Michigan Citizens State Bank is suing former Red Wing Sergei Fedorov for payment of over $2 million in loans. Considering how much money Fedorov has made in his NHL career, saving must not be one of his strong suits. The man dated Anna Kournikova, however, so I'm not going to knock his lifestyle too much.
- The "Winter Classic" game between the Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks has been officially announced by the NHL. The game will take place at Wrigley Field on January 1st, 2009. It is slated for a 1 pm ET start, and will be televised on NBC and CBC.